Strong Return came from off the pace to capture the $2.6 million Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), Japan's spring championship event for turf milers, in record time at Tokyo Racecourse June 3.
- Gray or Roan Colt
- Born 2006
|Jockey||Luis Alejandro Garcia|
|Owner||TK n Stride Stable|
|Breeder||John C. Oxley|
|Real Impact View Five-Cross Pedigree||Sky Mesa||Pulpit|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or stallion prospect||Keith Shelansky & Theresa Horky||Gainesway, agent||$16,000|
Eishin Apollon, relishing a moist turf left by heavy rain the day before, registered his first grade I victory with an upset in the $2.5 million Mile Championship at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan Nov. 20.
Real Impact became the first 3-year-old to win the Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge, when he upset the brilliant filly Apapane in the $2.4 million race at Tokyo Racecourse June 5.
Grand Prix Boss survived an inquiry to preserve his mild upset victory in the $1.6 million Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (Jpn-I) at Japan's Nakayama Racecourse Dec. 19.